Riot unveils new League event, Sentinels of Light

Rise up against the darkness this summer.

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Steady yourselves, League of Legends fans. The next chapter in Riot Games’ multi-month storyline featuring the return of Viego, the Ruined King, has finally arrived with a new event called Sentinels of Light.

League fans discovered the new event through a web puzzle featured on the game’s official site, where players had to click around an image of Viego to find a hidden secret link. After more investigating on the site’s different pages, players found two passwords that eventually led to a page with a beautiful piece of artwork, complete with the event’s name and the game’s upcoming new champion, Akshan.

Akshan is set to be a mid lane marksman, according to Riot in a Champion Roadmap. From a letter hidden in the source code for one of the web puzzle pages, the champion is apparently a Sentinel of Light hailing from the sandy regions of Shurima who will “keep Shurima protected from the forces of undeath.” He also inherited his unique-looking weapon from another Sentinel named Shadya and could play a large part in the plot of this upcoming event.

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Fans of Riot will get to experience the Sentinels of Light event through multiple titles like League, Wild Rift, Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Tactics, and even the company’s first-person tactical shooter, VALORANT.

Sentinels of Light will begin on Thursday, July 8 when League Patch 11.14 is set to release on the live servers. The event will last for a month and ends on Tuesday, Aug. 10. More information about the event and the new champion Akshan will be released by Riot in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

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